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Sea Turtle Puppet

Sea Turtle Puppet

Fall 2014 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $29.99

Of the eight species of sea turtles that live in the world's warm water oceans, the Loggerhead is the most common in the U.S. This Sea Turtle Puppet has openings for "talking" (head and jaw) and for maneuvering the front legs, but no recoiling-under-the-shell option. The shell coloring and head characteristics mimic these actual sea creatures, hence providing helpful science information during play time. Facts about sea turtles and a related Gabrielino Indian folktale about how California was created are written on the tag/pamphlet.

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Flora has been described as a “founder” in the world of storytelling. The following are a few examples of programs or events that she began: (1) Storytelling World, an international journal for which Flora has continued to serve as editor since its first issue in the 1980s. This journal is currently part of NSN’s Storytelling Magazine. (2) The Annual Storytelling Resource Awards Program, (3) The National Storytelling Youth Olympics, and (4) The Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling at ETSU (where she taught for 41 years and is currently a Professor Emeritus). She has won many prestigious awards, including NSN’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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